Reading the Bible

The following resources are here to help you engage with the Bible: the first gives you a brief
guide by Jim Kilpin on how you can read the Bible and the second is a series of selected
readings that will take you through the Bible in forty days.

Bible

Here are forty days’ worth of Bible readings, if you click on the bible reference it will take you straight to the reading, it’s as easy as that!

OLD TESTAMENT
Day 1:  Prophecy of Eve’s Offspring Crushing Satan
Read 〉 Genesis 3
Day 2:  Repentance and Blessings
Read 〉 Deuteronomy 30
Day 3: Prophecy of Jesus’ Kingdom replacing four earthly Kingdoms
Read 〉 Daniel 7
Day 4: Promise of New Covenant
Read 〉 Jeremiah 31

Day 5: Hope in the Messiah
Read 〉 Isaiah 9:1-7
Day 6: The Lord’s Suffering Servant
Read 〉 Isaiah 52:13-53:12
 
JESUS STARTS HIS MINISTRY
Day 7: The Word
Read 〉 John 1:1-18
Day 8: Unusual Conceptions
Read 〉 Luke 1
Day 9: Jesus as a Child

Read 〉 Luke 2
Day 10: Jesus’ baptism
Read 〉 Matthew 3
Day 11: The temptation of Jesus and Jesus rejected at Nazareth
Read 〉 Luke 4:1-30
 
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Day 12: Jesus Feeds The Masses
Read 〉 Mark 6:30-52, 8:1-9
Day 13: Parables of the Kingdom
Read 〉 Mark 4:1-33
Day 14: Rich man & Lazarus
Read 〉 Luke 16:19-31
 
DISCIPLESHIP
Day 15: The First Disciples
Read 〉 Luke 5:1-11
Day 16: Jesus and Nicodemus
Read 〉 John 3:1-21

Day 17: Cost of Discipleship
Read 〉 Luke 9:57-10:24
Day 18 : Rich Young Ruler
Read 〉 Mark 10:17-31

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Day 19: Sermon on the Mount
Read 〉 Matthew 5

Day 20: Sermon on the Mount
Read 〉 Matthew 6
Day 21: Sermon on the Mount
Read 〉 Matthew 7
Day 22: Inner Purity
Read 〉 Mark 7:1-23

JESUS; OUTSIDERS
Day 23:  Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
Read 〉 John 4:1-42

Day 24: Jesus Heals a Leper and a Gentile!
Read 〉 Matthew 8:1-13

Day 25: Divorce; Children
Read 〉 Mark 10: 1-16
Day 26: Loving the Outsider
Read 〉 Luke 10:25-37
Day 27: Jesus’ Upside Values
Read 〉 Luke 14:1-25
Day 28: Lost Sheep, Coins and Sons
Read 〉 Luke 15
 
JESUS’ DEATH AND RESURRECTION
Day 29: Jesus Enters Jerusalem
Read 〉 Mark 11
Day 30: The Son of Man as Servant
Read 〉 Mark 10:32-45
Day 31: Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet

Read 〉 John 13
Day 32: The End of the Age
Read 〉 Matthew 24:1-51
Day 33: Preparing for the End
Read 〉 Matthew 25:1-46

Day 34: Our Life in the Trinity
Read 〉 John 14-16
Day 35: Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples and Us
Read 〉 John 17
Day 36: Jesus’ Arrest
Read 〉 Mark 14
Day 37:  Jesus’ Trial & Crucifixion
Read 〉 Mark 15
Day 38: The Resurrection
Read 〉 Luke 24
Day 39: Jesus Reinstates Peter
Read 〉 John 21

Day 40: The Great Commission
Read 〉 Matthew 28